Daily Archives: August 12, 2011

Brandon Marshall’s real game is off the field

In light of this week’s revelations about what happened the night Brandon Marshall was stabbed, we reflect on Marshall’s career and on his future prospects both off the field and on the field for the Miami Dolphins. Click here for the National Football Authority piece.

Brandon Marshall, via denverpost.com

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Baltimore brings in Evans

Copy of Lee Evans

Lee Evans. Image via Wikipedia

The Ravens finally added a veteran wide receiver Friday by trading for Buffalo’s Lee Evans. In return, the Ravens gave the Bills a 2012 fourth-round pick. Below are some thoughts on the deal; we compare it to other trades this preseason in this post.

After cutting Derrick Mason, the Ravens lacked a veteran receiver to pair in the starting lineup across from Anquan Boldin. So instead of banking on rookies Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss to be ready to go right away, the Ravens gave up a fourth-round pick to acquire Evans from the Bills. Evans, a former first-round pick, has played all but three games in his seven-year career, and he consistently averages more than 15 yards per catch. He remains a quality deep threat, which makes him a nice complement to Boldin. Evans wasn’t going to take the Bills over the top, and as Buffalo develops youngsters Stevie Johnson, David Nelson, and Marcus Easley, moving Evans and his salary makes sense. But in Baltimore, he’s an essential piece of the puzzle who can keep the passing game viable – something that was a big question before the trade happened. Kudos to the Ravens for recognizing a hole in their lineup and moving to address it.

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Jared Gaither a worthy gamble for Chiefs

For National Football Authority, we discuss a fascinating under-the-radar signing from this week – Kansas City’s addition of ex-Ravens OT Jared Gaither. Click here to find out why this is a gamble – and why it’s one that could pay off big for the Chiefs.

Jared Gaither, via baltimoreravens.com

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